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Grave of the Fireflies ()

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featuring Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi

Grave of the Fireflies opens on an evening in 1945, after Japan's surrender at the end of World War II; and in a train station, the young Seita dies alone. The rest of the movie tells us, in flashback, how things have come to this. Seita and Setsuko are two young Japanese children growing up in the waning days of World War II. Much to Seita's pride, their father is in the Japanese navy, and they live fairly content lives in Kobe despite rationing and the other privations of war. When their mother dies from burns suffered during an American fire-bombing raid, a distant aunt takes them in -- and conflict eventually forces the children to try to survive on their own. At first, Seita and his little sister enjoy their idyllic lives in the country, but harsh reality eventually settles in as Seita begins to understand the difficulties of taking care of a young child when both food and compassion are scarce. ~ Emru Townsend, Rovi Hide synopsis

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UrbanHistoryTeacher

Great Learning Experience

by UrbanHistoryTeacher on May 26, 2011

This film is really a wonderful way to share what the impact of war is on civilians and especially children. This film is very emotional so caution should be used for the seriousness of the topic.

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